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Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo director, at the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club. Tuesday, July 22, noon at the Sheraton Read House.

Chief Mark Mathews, update on the city on Fire Dept. operations and initiatives at The Red Bank Neighborhood Pride Association, Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Red Bank Community Center.

Fred Fletcher, chief Chattanooga Police Department, on his vision for Chattanooga, hosted by Friends of Hixson, Wednesday, July 23, 8 - 9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Golf Club, 5900 Hixson Pike, Hixson. Breakfast buffet and coffee is $8. For information, contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or dqueen@qfsc.com.

Candy Hullender and Phil Ledbetter, Prevention Initiative, will discuss the Teen Maze at The quarterly ACTS meeting, Wednesday, July 23, noon at the Golden Corral, 1808 Gunbarrel Road.

Joe Carr, U.S. senate candidate at the Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. at Western Sizzlin in Ooltewah.

Andrew Kean, CEO, Chattanooga Whiskey Company at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 24, noon at the Convention Center.

Debbie Frederes, chief marketing officer for Signal Centers, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 25, noon at Bessie Smith Hall.

Ron Harr, president of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, on the Chattanooga Light Rail Proposal at the Chattanooga Engineers Club.  Monday, July 28, noon at the DoubleTree Hotel. 

Meet & Greet for individuals interested in joining the Hixson Kiwanis, Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at O'Charley's Hixson Pike. Light Hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to Breeze Miller at 423-875-5338.

Ron Apuhn , "Heart to Heart" at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, July 30, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

General B.B. Bell at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 31, noon at the Convention Center.

Patzy Hazlewood, candidate for Tennessee House District 27, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 1, noon at Bessie Smith Hall.

Kim White, president River City Company, on the Patten Parkway Transformation – Ross Hotel Renovation with 20 affordable apartments, at the Chattanooga Engineers Club. Monday, Aug. 4, noon at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Jerry Wear, District Governor at the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Mayor Andy Berke at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Chris Thomas, owner of Chattanooga Market, at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 13, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Maury Nicely, local attorney and historian, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Ashley Evens, executive director of Volunteers in Medicine, at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary club, Wednesday, Aug. 20, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Yieng Yann, local banker and Cambodian refugee, at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall.

Sport Talk Radio Show Panel, "It's Football Time Everywhere" at Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club, Wednesday, Aug. 27, noon at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.


Deffenbaugh Defeats GOP Challenger In Georgia House District 1

Incumbent John Deffenbaugh picked up 55 percent of the vote to defeat Robert Goff in the GOP primary for Georgia House District 1 on Tuesday. The tally was 1,351 to 1,103. Rep. Deffenbaugh will face Democrat Thomas McMahan in November. The district includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County. Rep. Deffenbaugh won over Mr. McMahan in 2012. (click for more)

Case Of Bathtub Strangling Goes To Grand Jury

The case against JaMichael Harris, charged with criminal homicide, was bound over to a grand jury after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. Harris, 20, is charged with the death of Inez Burney. Police said Ms. Burney was strangled in her bathtub and had bruises on her neck. Harris also had scratches on his face, consistent with the woman defending herself ... (click for more)

I'm Number One In A Round About Way

Roundabouts have been popping up all over Chattanooga over the past few years and for the most part have been successful.  Unfortunately there are some who just don’t get it as I have found out the hard way.    My latest instance was last week when a young woman on her cell phone almost t-boned me as she flew into the roundabout without yielding.  A near miss ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)

Vols Open 2018 Season Against West Virginia In Charlotte

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at ... (click for more)

Ooltewah's Williams Signs With Northwest Missouri

Ooltewah’s Mike Williams, one of District 5-AAA’s most respected wide receiver threats in 2013, has signed a football scholarship with Northwest Missouri State, the defending NCAA Division II national champion. Williams chose the Bearcats, members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, over Carson-Newman, in Jefferson City, Tenn., and Paine College, in Augusta ... (click for more)